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Father Hesburgh, leader at Notre Dame and in American higher education, dies at 97Open in a New Window

Revered figure in American higher education led Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987.

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How institutions handle drug violations varies greatlyOpen in a New Window

Recent arrests at Wesleyan following Molly overdoses raise questions of why drug arrests are so rare at small private colleges -- but are common elsewhere.

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Senator McCaskill and others renew push on campus sex assault, make changes to billOpen in a New Window

Renewing their push to combat campus sexual assault, a bipartisan group of 10 senators outlined modest revisions to their legislation aimed at holding colleges more accountable.

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Members of Congress announce new version of legislation on sex assaults.


Monitoring student behavior on Snapchat 'next to impossible,' administrators sayOpen in a New Window

Colleges and universities face few options to curb inappropriate behavior on Snapchat. Some have turned to educating students about responsible social media use.

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Initiatives seek to increase academic collaboration between the U.S. and MexicoOpen in a New Window

Multiple governmental initiatives seek to increase academic mobility and scientific collaboration with the U.S.

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New presidents or provosts: Creighton La Verne Miami Missouri SBVC Stellenbosch WaikatoOpen in a New Window

  • Phyllis Callahan, dean of the College of Arts and Science at Miami University, in Ohio, has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs there.
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Adjuncts deem National Walkout Day a successOpen in a New Window

Walkouts were few Wednesday during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses in the U.S. and abroad saw alternatives forms of protest. Experts say it did much to drive the national conversation about adjunct employment, and talk about next steps.

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Accelerated associate degree track at CUNY pays off and earns fansOpen in a New Window

CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

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Should colleges' crime alerts include reference to the race of suspects?Open in a New Window

U. of Minnesota restricts (but does not ban) racial identifications in messages about suspects. Should other colleges, facing criticism from minority students, follow suit?

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Poster promoting a protest at LSU


Oxford professor questions LSU professor's self-citationsOpen in a New Window

Oxford professor questions LSU scholar's articles -- published in a journal he edited.

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